Pennsylvania Sea Grant and many network partners comprise the Pennsylvania Zebra and Quagga Mussel Monitoring Network.
Why is it important to monitor for zebra and quagga mussels?
- To detect them before they become established
- To find existing populations, so that lake and river users can be alerted to help prevent their spread
- To develop control and monitoring plans for infested lakes and water bodies.
Interested in helping to protect Pennsylvania's lakes, rivers and streams?
Want to get outdoors more often? Or are you already working in the field and want to help out? Become part of the solution; join the Pennsylvania Zebra and Quagga Mussel Monitoring Network.
To get involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sarah Whitney at 610-304-8753.
How to report a zebra or quagga mussel sighting
If you think you've found a new population of invasive mussels, please contact email@example.com or call Sarah Whitney immediately at 610-304-8753.
Resources for Monitors
The zebra and quagga mussel monitoring protocols were designed to provide a practical and efficient technique to track the population dynamics and range of mussels. These protocols provide information on prime areas to search, searching techniques, and what to do if you find zebra or quagga mussels in your area. Click here to find out about the next training session.